Tajuru Preserver

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Tajuru Preserver

Creature — Elf Shaman

Spells and abilities your opponents control can't cause you to sacrifice permanents.

NV_1980 on The Elves Of Elder Deep

1 month ago

Looks solid. Some ideas:

Hope this helped. If you're interested, feel free to check my Elf-tribal with Ezuri in command.

Crow_Umbra on The Aura Auteur [Primer]

1 month ago

Thank you, Profet93, I appreciate it. I've played quite a few different iterations of Aura or Enchantress decks over the past 10 years, so this was definitely a fresh twist on an archetype that I thought I was basically done with. To answer your questions:

  1. I chose to go with more of the "When an enchantment ETBs, draw a card", combat damage, or Creature cast/ETB draw route. In my early play-testing, I felt that I didn't have a high enough concentration of enchantments to run the usual suite of Enchantress draw effects (Mesa Enchantress, Verduran Enchantress, Enchantress's Presence, etc). Some of the older Enchantress/Aura decks ran 20-30 enchantments, so it felt more consistent with that type of concentration.

  2. I do have a copy of Replenish from some of my earlier jaunts down Enchantress/Aura Voltron lane. On a similar note as the Enchantress type draw, I felt that I didn't have enough of a concentration of Enchantments to run it, especially since this deck is much more creature heavy, and Aura Roles are most commonly going to be the types of Enchantments I have on board. In the games I've had so far, I haven't really felt I needed it, but I know it's there if I ever wanted to give it a spot.

  3. Tajuru Preserver is definitely a meta call, and kind of a pet card/inside joke with my best friend that got me into MtG. One of my first ever decks was a janky Bogles/Aura Voltron deck that evolved into a Heroic/Aura Voltron deck, circa 2013-14, when we were in college. My friend plays mostly Black, and always ran plenty of edict removal, so Fleshbag Marauder was the bane of my existence back then, until I started slotting in Tajuru Preserver. Since I still encounter plenty of edict based removal in my meta, mostly because of him, I wanted to have a means of having some buffer against that. There were a few games with this deck where someone got a Dictate of Erebos online earlier than expected, & this deck quickly folded to it until relevant removal popped up.

  4. I've liked Archetype of Courage the times I've played it, but I'm sure the deck could be fine without it. My meta leans a bit more aggro and go-wide, so being able to be the only with First Strike has helped in some games for offensive & defensive purposes.

Profet93 on The Aura Auteur [Primer]

1 month ago

Crow_Umbra +1

List is solid AF. Nice primer as well. I have some questions....

  1. Why don't you go the "cast enchantment" draw card route?
  2. Why is there no replenish?? It is the most powerful card in an enchantment deck, especially with your enchantment ETB triggers.
  3. What is the purpose of Tajuru Preserver? Perhaps I missed it in the primer, meta call?
  4. How has Archetype of Courage been for you? I know it counts as a creature and an enchantment but it doesn't seem too impactful.

Sinq_ on would my creatures get a …

6 months ago

Edit to above: I misread, you stated that your opponent controls the Tajuru Preserver. In this case, ward is a triggered ability controlled by you, so your opponent cannot sacrifice things to pay for it.

Sinq_ on would my creatures get a …

6 months ago

Tajuru Preserver says that you can't be forced to sacrifice things. Your opponents have to sacrifice things to pay the ward cost, not you, so they are free to do so.

shock7123 on The Refined One

7 months ago

Also, since you're going for a mono-green voltron build, Tajuru Preserver is a pretty solid card to add. It makes it so that your opponents can't force you to sacrifice Wilson once you've gotten him tron'd up.

YorkshireSamurai on Thrun, The Stalwart Champion

10 months ago


Tajuru Preserver is already there. One of the first pieces I put in! Nothing worse that running a tron deck and been beaten by some edict effect.

Thanks for the suggestion of Nettlecyst. I personally prefer equipment/enchantments that have stand alone effects and don't need other cards to function well. So although the ceiling might be amazing in some games, in others it could potentially be 5 mana for just a +1/+1 buff.

Blackheart426 on Thrun, The Stalwart Champion

10 months ago

Very Nice! Have you thought about Nettlecyst? It can really make your boy scary real quick. What about Tajuru Preserver, to make him even harder to get rid of?

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